Tuesday, July 31, 2012

DAILY SHOW: Mitt Romney Goes to Poland and Israel

After covering Mitt Romney's unfortunate trip to London, Jon Stewart moved on to Poland and Israel, where things didn't get much better.

FOX NEWS: Sarah Palin Responds to Dick Cheney Calling Her a 'Mistake'

Sarah Palin thinks Dick Cheney called her a "mistake" because he'd been duped by the "lamestream media." Turning it around, Palin says the real mistake would have been for her to say "no" to John McCain.

Gotcha Links of the Day | Mitt Romney's European Vacation

ThinkProgress made a poster to go with my trailer.
ᔥ ThinkProgress
If you think your girlfriend is cheating on you with Mitt Romney, you really have no idea what's going on.
ᔥ Gawker
You have no idea how much debate went into putting a period after Obama's campaign slogan.
ᔥ Mediaite
Some guy told Harry Reid that Mitt Romney paid zero taxes for ten years.
ᔥ Huffington Post
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is getting divorced from his wife but wants you to know that it's all good.
ᔥ Denver Post
Mitt Romney wants you to download his new app so you can find out who he's picking as his VP before everyone else. Unless it somehow doesn't work and everyone on Twitter knows first anyway.
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CNN: Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis Respond to Romney Aide's 'Kiss My Ass' Comment

CNN's Joe Johns has the pleasure of making Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis laugh by playing them the clip of Mitt Romney's aide telling reporters to "kiss my ass" in Poland.

CNN: Rick Santorum Zings Romney on Tax Returns

Even while trying to defend his party's nominee for president, Rick Santorum can't help but joke about how crazy rich Mitt Romney is.

COLLEGEHUMOR: The Conservative Lorax

If The Lorax was liberal propaganda, then this is the Right getting their revenge.
ᔥ CollegeHumor

Obama Wanted to Wear a Mitt Romney Mask for Halloween in 2008

BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski uncovered this gem from a 2008 Democratic Primary debate. "It has two sides to it, it goes in both directions at once."
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Obama Donates to His Own Campaign

With this video, President Obama proves that he knows how to use a laptop. Your move, Mitt Romney.

Jay Carney Dodges Polygamy Question

I'm going to assume it's because it's a ridiculous question and not because President Obama secretly supports polygamy.

FUNNY OR DIE: Mitt Romney Can't Find His Tax Returns

There's a good reason why Mitt Romney hasn't released his tax returns.

Gotcha Morning | Israeli vs. Palestinian Culture

Yesterday, we looked at Mitt Romney's deferential public support of Israel, but that was nothing compared to what he said within the confines of his closed-door fundraiser in Jerusalem Sunday night. Romney insulted not only Palestinians (which may have been his goal), but also his own intelligence by stating that Israel's GDP per capita is twice that of Palestine's (or "areas managed by the Palestinian Authority") because of Israel's superior culture.
There are at least two major problems here. One, according to the UN, the difference in GDP is closer to twenty times more in Israel than Palestine. If Romney really wanted to flatter the Israelis, I'm not sure why he didn't use the real numbers and tell them their culture was twenty times better than the Palestinians.
But, of course the larger problem is that Romney's argument about the "culture" of the two areas demonstrates a deep lack of understanding about the region. Israel's occupation of Palestine, aided heavily by the U.S., is what makes them twenty times richer. As Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks points out in the clip below, by Mitt Romney's logic, several Arab states must have superior cultures to Israel.
For Mitt Romney, culture will always be tied to wealth. Whether he's looking at a country like Israel or one of the many companies he consulted for at Bain Capital, if Romney can impose his ruthlessly capitalist culture onto them, then logically they must succeed financially. These latest insensitive statements are just one more example of how Romney's limited business point of view can often miss the bigger picture with disastrous consequences.

COLBERT REPORT: Stephen Colbert Learns Dressage, Part 1

Stephen Colbert interviews a "male rider" before taking his first dressage lesson so he can be as "hoity-toity" as the Romneys.

CONAN: Chaz the Intolerant Chick-fil-A Chicken Returns

Chick-fil-A's new mascot was such a hit last week on Conan that he was back again last night.

DAILY SHOW: Mitt Romney Creates a War Between England and Utah

Jon Stewart tries to figure out how Mitt Romney screwed up his trip to England so badly.

Romney Aide Tells Reporters to 'Kiss My Ass'

Romney aide Rick Gorka has his own, unique way of preventing reporters from asking Mitt Romney questions in Poland.